Thursday, March 23, 2023

SOL 23/31: Thursday Morning Fun

I watched two of the grandsons this morning while my daughter volunteered in big brother's kindergarten classroom. We started out the morning by playing Alphabet Search. Robby scattered the alphabet disks all around the house. Then he would reach into a mug, pull out a popsicle stick with a letter printed on it, and off we would go in search of the letter. Once we found matching disks and popsicle sticks, we would think of words that started with that sound. 

Alphabet disks

Then we built with Duplos. Little brother Ollie is beginning to enjoy this process too. We built the Observation Tower for the airport. Ollie played with wheeled vehicles and built towers.

Soon it was time for morning snack - strawberries, toast with jam, and milk.

After that we read books. Most of the books were packed in a bag ready to return to the libraary. Robby pulled out a favorite, Wee Hee Hee: A Collection of Pretty Funny Jokes and Pictures. I was amazed that he knew the answers to most of the jokes. His favorite one: "Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road? He didn't have the guts." Check out the size of this book.

Our final activity of the morning, suggested by little brother Ollie, was playing with play dough. Before we knew it, Mom was home and it was time to go to the library. And we did all that in just two hours. 

This is my twelfth year to write a slice of life each day during the month of March.  Thank you Two Writing Teachers for creating this challenge and providing the space and support for us year after year. And thanks to this magnificent community for sharing stories with me and encouraging my writing.


  1. Alphabet search! How fun. You can see the joy in his face in that cute picture!

  2. So much in a morning. Grandchildren posts are always so fun to read. They always make me smile.